White Sox at Yankees 1st of 4 games Weekend Series
Over 19,000 witnessed New York Yankees Al Downing and Chicago White Sox Tommy John in a classic pitching confrontation during the first game of an important four games series at Yankee Stadium. John surrendered a 7th inning solo home run to Elston Howard giving the Yanks a 1-0 lead, before Palehose centerfielder Ken Berry drove in Tommy McCraw with a 9th inning game tying single off Downing. Horace Clark's one out rbi single off reliever Bob Locker scored Steve Whitaker with the game winning run in the bottom of the tenth inning, giving the Bronx Bombers a 2-1 victory.
Tommy John was near flawless save for the Howard dinger; allowing only 5 hits through 7 innings before giving way to Bob Locker in relief. Al Downing had 8 K's and surrendered 8 hits through 8 1/3 innings. Steve Hamilton picked up the win after pitching to only one batter in the 10th. Locker took the loss. Ken Berry was 2 for 4 with the lone rbi; Tommy McCraw went 2 for 4 and a run scored; while Walt Williams had 3 hits in 5 at bats. Tommie Agee had a tough night with 3 K's in clutch situations.
No Neck Goes 3 for 5 June 9, 1967